The BookBum Club: July Theme Reviews

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Hello everyone! I’m here today to bring you all the reviews for The BookBum Club’s July theme. The theme was THAT IS SO LAST YEAR so let’s see what everyone thought of their 2017 books!

As before, everyone’s reviews with small snippets are below. They are all linked to the actual review, so please follow them and have a read!

On blogs:

I read The Boy on the Bridge by M. R. Carey

“This is definitely worth reading if you have already read The Girl with All the Gifts!”


Captain’s Quarters read The Silent Corner by Dean Koontz

“This book had a fantastically quick pace and I read it in one sitting.”


What Cathy Read Next read The Watcher by the Threshold by John Buchan

“The stories in The Watcher by the Threshold have an eerie feel reminiscent of the ghost stories of M. R. James…”


The Opinionated Reader read The Heart Goes Last by Margaret Atwood

“If Margaret Atwood’s name hadn’t been written on the front cover, I would never have believed she’s the author of this novel. I could never abandon one of her books, otherwise this would have been a DNF at 40% mark.”


GNTxReads read The Lie by C. L. Taylor 

“A real page turner that had me hooked from the very start – read in three sittings in three days, I couldn’t stop thinking about this book even after I finished it.”

The Secret Library read The Hourglass by Tracy Rees

“This was a wonderful book that has become a favourite this year. I thoroughly recommend this if you enjoy dual time stories full of family secrets.”


Bookmark Your Thoughts read Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins

“Isla and the Happily Ever After is the PERFECT title for this novel…it TRULY is a happily ever after story. The appearance of old characters, the beautiful use of so many settings, the incredibly loving relationship of Isla and Josh…all of these elements just amplified her series finale!”


Inside my Library Mind read The Power by Naomi Alderman

“I would recommend this one wholeheartedly. It’s well written and really intelligent, and one of those books that makes you think about it long after you finished it.”


Book-Wyrm-Reads read 1984 by George Orwell

“I don’t like this book, because I don’t like what it says about humanity. However, I did enjoy reading it, and I do think it’s well-written. I think it’s an important book, and a good one.”


The Bookish Deer read The Snowman by Jo Nesbo

“This book is freaking genius, okay? Everything about it is so amazing and addictive. I could not put this book down and it just wouldn’t leave my mind.”


On Goodreads:

Sue read Snow Falling on Cedars by David Guterson

“The beauty of the narrative takes the reader into the story to experience the cold, powerless time during the trial. The story shows clearly how the past still strongly impacts the future and our actions.” 


Quirkyreader read The Alice Network by Kate Quinn

“This story is full of strong woman characters and it should not be missed.”


Magical_Bookworm read Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling

” I loved all of the character development in this book especially with Ginny Weasley. She is now one of my favorite characters.”


Alex read The Turning Tide by Brooke Magnanti

“This was good, but not quite what I was expecting. It was much more complex than that, in a good way, and the author is an excellent writer.”


Tara read The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer

“The World War 2 history is well researched, the characters are engagingly quirky, the island is a great setting, and the Literary Society discussions are hilarious. I’d love to join them!”


Hafsa read Nimona by Noelle Stevenson

“This was such an enjoyable read with amazing protagonists and side characters, incredible art and just a lot of heart, I want moree!!!”


Misty read Heartborn by Terry Maggert

“I’m struggling with this review because honestly after finishing it I am still not really sure of everything I read. There was a lot of things that went completely over my head and left me confused.”

There we have it! Those are the reviews from everyone who joined in for the month of July! Please let me know if you read a book for the Club but I missed your review – I will add it in straight away.

Don’t forget, you can join The BookBum Club at any point! We’re currently reading for the August theme IT’S THE SOUND OF THE POLICE… read a book you were meant to read last year!

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